REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC. RIFLES: DISC. REMINGTON-LEE MAGAZINE BOLT ACTION RIFLE (MODEL 1879)
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U.S. Navy First Contract Get Pricing

.45-70 Govt. cal., 29 in. barrel, one piece bolt, bolt handle is forward and part of the right locking lug, serial numbers 1-300, US Navy Insp. WWK & HN, 300 delivered January 1882.

U.S. Navy Non-Contract Get Pricing

.45-70 Govt. cal., 29 in. barrel, Remington Rolling Block front and rear sights, bolt handle is forward and part of the right locking lug, serial number range 301 - 1300, US Navy Insp. WMF, 700 delivered late 1884.

Military Non-Contract Get Pricing

.43 Spanish cal., 29 or 32 in. barrel, one piece bolt with the bolt handle moved to the classic Lee bent down position behind the right receiver wall, serial numbers 1301 - 7000, over 3,900 were sold to the Chinese Govt. in June 1884.

U.S. Army Trials Get Pricing

.45-70 Govt. cal., 32 1/2 in. barrel, serial number range 8800 - 9800, 750 were delivered September 1884 to the US Army, US Army Insp. DFC stamped on receiver, barrel and in a boxed script on the buttstock, field tested in 1885, withdrawn, declared surplus and about 400 were sold to a Boston arms dealer, these were later sold to the Massachusetts Naval Brigade and had stamped or painted unit markings applied to the buttstock. Front and rear sights are of the US Springfield pattern.

Chinese Contract Get Pricing

.45-70 Govt. or .43 Spanish cal., 20 1/2 (carbine), 28, 29, or 32 in. barrel, serial number range est. 11000 - 25000, over 14,000 produced starting in late 1884, around serial number 14000 the Lee Arms Co. markings were discontinued and the E. Remington & Sons markings moved to the upper left flat on the receiver, Chinese ideograms stamped on receiver ring. The Chinese defaulted on the contract in mid 1885, Remington resold the rifles after removing the Chinese markings, some rifles were fitted with a bayonet lug on the side of the barrel for a saber bayonet, front and rear sights are of the rolling block pattern.

U.S. Navy Contract Get Pricing

.45-70 Govt. cal., 32 1/2 in. barrel, serial number range 50001 - 54000, front and rear sights are of the US Springfield pattern, over 3,400 were accepted by the US Navy from 1888 to 1894, marked on the receiver ring - USN over anchor over Navy serial number over US Navy inspector, the Naval serial numbers range from 1001 to over 4000, the Navy inspectors are: WWK, HHE, ACD, CEC, HE, and SWV, a few rifles were issued without being inspected.

Michigan National Guard Contract Get Pricing

.30-40 Govt. cal., 29 1/2 in. barrel, serial number range 100001 - 102200. 1,001 shipped in 1898 and 1,000 in 1899.

Cuban Contract Get Pricing

.30-40 Govt. cal., 20 (carbine) or 29 1/2 (rifle) in. barrel, serial number range 1 - 3000. 2,600 carbines and 400 rifles shipped to Cuba in 1905, the Cuban Coat of Arms and serial number are stamped on the receiver ring, in 1914 a number of the carbines and rifles were returned to Remington, the Cuban crest polished off, reblued and, in 1915, 1,153 carbines sold to the French Army for their Automobile Corps.

Remington Lee M1885 Get Pricing

.43 Spanish, .44-77, .45-70 Govt., or .45-90 cal., 26 in. round barrel, the 1904-05 Remington Arms catalog advertised Remington Lee sporters, based on the US Navy M1885 action, checkered half pistol grip stock with rifle buttplate and two points facing the action, serial number range 54000.

Remington Lee M1899 Get Pricing

6mm USN, 7mm Spanish Mauser, 7.65 Belgian Mauser, .30-30 Win., .30-40 Krag, .303 British, .32 Win. Spl., .32-40 B&W High Power, .35 Win., .38-55 High Power, .38-72 or .405 Win. cal., the Standard Grade sporter has 24, 26 (standard), or 28 in. round barrel, checkered half pistol grip stock with rifle buttplate and two points facing the action, Standard Grade, Heavy Weight sporter has 24 and 26 in. heavy barrel, express sights, checkered half pistol grip stock with shotgun buttplate and three points facing the action, Special Remington Lee Sporter is high grade, 26 in. half round, half octagon barrel, select extra fine checkered English walnut stock, shotgun butt with center grain exposed and heel and toe steel tips and five points facing the action, wind gauge front Lyman sight and aperture rear sight, the standard three grooves on the side Lee-Diss magazine was used, to accommodate the shorter cartridges the .30-30, .32 Win. and .32-40 B&W magazines have a rear spacer while the .38-55 magazine has a front spacer. Serial number range 75001-76446. A total of 1,446 factory sporters were shipped from 1899 to 1909.

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REMINGTON LEE MAGAZINE RIFLE (MODEL 1882)

marked "Lee Arms Co., Bridgeport, Conn, USA, Patented Nov. 4th, 1879" on upper left flat of receiver and "E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY, USA, Sole Manufacturers and Agents" on the left receiver side wall, uses the Lee-Diss box magazine with two grooves on the side, one-piece bolt with the bolt handle bent down and back of the right receiver wall.

REMINGTON LEE MAGAZINE RIFLE (MODEL 1885)

32 in. barrel, marked "E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY, USA, Sole Manufacturers and Agents, Patented Nov. 4th, 1879", serial number range 41000 - 47000, action revised to accept the new two piece bolt with separate bolt head, uses the Lee-Diss box magazine with two grooves on the side. Mfg. after the 1886 bankruptcy and 1888 reorganization of E. Remington & Sons.

REMINGTON LEE SMALL BORE MAGAZINE RIFLE (MODEL 1899)

marked "Remington Arms Company, Ilion, NY, USA, Patented Aug, 26th, 1884, Sept. 9th, 1884, March 17th, 1885, Jan. 18th 1887", two-piece bolt with two locking lugs on the bolt head, uses the Lee-Diss box magazine with three grooves on the side.

Remington Lee M1899

6mm USN, 7mm Spanish Mauser, 7.65 Belgian Mauser, .30-30 Win., .30-40 Krag, .303 British, .32 Win. Spl., .32-40 B&W High Power, .35 Win., .38-55 High Power, .38-72 or .405 Win. cal., the Standard Grade sporter has 24, 26 (standard), or 28 in. round barrel, checkered half pistol grip stock with rifle buttplate and two points facing the action, Standard Grade, Heavy Weight sporter has 24 and 26 in. heavy barrel, express sights, checkered half pistol grip stock with shotgun buttplate and three points facing the action, Special Remington Lee Sporter is high grade, 26 in. half round, half octagon barrel, select extra fine checkered English walnut stock, shotgun butt with center grain exposed and heel and toe steel tips and five points facing the action, wind gauge front Lyman sight and aperture rear sight, the standard three grooves on the side Lee-Diss magazine was used, to accommodate the shorter cartridges the .30-30, .32 Win. and .32-40 B&W magazines have a rear spacer while the .38-55 magazine has a front spacer. Serial number range 75001-76446. A total of 1,446 factory sporters were shipped from 1899 to 1909.

REMINGTON LEE SPORTING & TARGET RIFLES

The original 1879 Lee Arms catalog advertised a sporting rifle "to be made in the ensuing season". Only a few handmade, tool room model sporters were made at Sharps and at least one of these has the turned down bolt handle, a search of period E. Remington & Sons advertising from 1881 to 1888 has not turned up any mention of Remington Lee sporters, the Keene sporter apparently met the need for a bolt action sporter and any factory Remington Lee sporter from this period should be considered a tool room model.

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